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Fordson 100th Anniversary, 1917 - 2017


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Default Fordson 100th Anniversary, 1917 - 2017

2017 Marks the 100th year anniversary of the Fordson tractor and brand wich was produced from 1917 - 1964 in the USA,Ireland and England



Model F Dearborn Michigan and Cork Ireland 1917 - 1928


Model N Cork Ireland and Dagenham England 1929 - 1945


All Around Cork Ireland 1937 - 1938


E27N Major Dagenham England 1945-1952


Major Dagenham England 1951-1958


Dexta Dagenham England 1957-1961


Power Major Dagenham England 1958-1960


Super Major Dagenham England 1960-1964


Super Dexta Dagenham England 1962-1964
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Historical Photo's of Fordson tractors
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Canadian Fordson Dealers and Agents
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You left out the most famous Fordson of all, even if it was re-badged as a Hoyt-Clagwell.

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Fordson F with Trackson conversion
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Happy Birthday, Fordson!



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Hello,

We also celebrate this Fordson-anniversary over here in Holland.
On 29 and 30 July (only 5 weeks ahead!!) we have our anual event;
The International Historic Festival "(IHF) in Panningen, Netherlands. (In 2017 for the 38th time )

On stage and in the special theme-ring Ford and Fordson.
We are expecting a few hundred Ford / Fordson tractors, which also a lot seldom seen, special conversions from it.

It is the largest collector gathering / festival on the continent of Europe since 1980 and draws, given the now worldwide fame, visitors from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 1,200 international collectors show and demonstrate their (agricultural) machines, from the period of the late 19th century until about 35 years ago. These are more than 2,500 tractors, stationary engines and steam driven prairie tractors, threshing machines, motorcycles, mopeds, very old cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, machines, old machines and many other household, agricultural and horticultural machinery. The miniatures show and old craft demonstrations in the riding. Spare parts, tools, consumables and various technical manuals such as manuals and parts lists are available on the major 2nd hand market !!

More info on the club website; www.hmtklep.nl

or short movie 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66hCKU7vRHI

So see you 29 / 30 july !!

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Another show featuring the 100th Anniversary of the Fordson.If anybody knows of anymore gatherings this year please post them


http://www.countryheritagepark.com/P...oster-2017.pdf
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Goessel threshing days august 4,5 and 6 is featuring Ford in addition to the anniversary.
Goessel Kansas is a small town, fine prairie tractor collection by Jerry Toews, Jerry has a nice display and talks about these tractors then shows the visitors how they start and run at certain times of the day.
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Goessel threshing days august 4,5 and 6 is featuring Ford in addition to the anniversary.
Goessel Kansas is a small town, fine prairie tractor collection by Jerry Toews, Jerry has a nice display and talks about these tractors then shows the visitors how they start and run at certain times of the day.


More on the show at Goessel Kansas

www.goesselmuseum.com

http://www.goesselmuseum.com/2016-co...threshing-days
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1925 Model F Fordson - Still a head turner! Also, hands-down the easiest tractor to start.
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More Fordson Advertising from 1920 and 1922
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Below is a recent photo #68 which makes it a 1917 tractor. It was one of the Ministry of Munition (MOM) tractors supplied to Britain during WW1. It's in Excellent condition and correct except for the rear wheels (which should be the early 16 cleat wheel instead of the 14 cleat wheels currently on it). The owner has the original wheels but needs cleats for the left hand rear wheel. They are the same cleat (3"x2" angle section, without holes for the grousers or bevel edges) as the 1918 14 cleat wheel. Any information or help locating some early cleats would be greatly appreciated.
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A question for you experts out there. Is the angle of the cleats on the above MOM tractor correct or are they supposed to be reversed to the other side?
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I think they are correct. They are turned this way on the old photos and advertising sketches
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Cleats direction on the above tractor are correct as Keith said.

Keith,
Very nice 1917! Is this the earliest known Serial# in existence? I know #177 sold a year or 2 ago, but #68 is pretty early!!! Also, every think about making cleats? Like you said early ones were just angle iron. Cut lengths of angle close, and drill holes for rivets. Heat the angle iron cherry red and use bolts to draw the angle into the curved shape to fit the wheel while still hot. Then trim ends of angle to outside edge of wheel rim. If the wheel rim is not rigid enough to bow the angle, it would not be too hard to make a heavy jig with the same radius as the wheel.
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Keith,
One additional note on this #68. I see the Mag pickup is on the coil box side. Did it have anything on the opposite side? I've seen pictures of the early Hercules blocks with the pickup on the opposite side. Wonder how early they changed??
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Took this pic at the National Ford/Fordson meet at the Pageant of Steam in 2015.

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Yea, they sold off a lot of those one off's that Henry had saved, I never under stood the rational behind that other than they got a different director and he wanted to change the purpose of the site to more of a theme park rather than the original intent.
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Cleats direction on the above tractor are correct as Keith said.

Keith,
Very nice 1917! Is this the earliest known Serial# in existence? I know #177 sold a year or 2 ago, but #68 is pretty early!!! Also, every think about making cleats? Like you said early ones were just angle iron. Cut lengths of angle close, and drill holes for rivets. Heat the angle iron cherry red and use bolts to draw the angle into the curved shape to fit the wheel while still hot. Then trim ends of angle to outside edge of wheel rim. If the wheel rim is not rigid enough to bow the angle, it would not be too hard to make a heavy jig with the same radius as the wheel.
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Steve,
This is one of the early survivors but it not the earliest. I know of another with serial Number 32, and there may be another with serial number in the 40's
I have considered making cleats a few times and even got some press tooling machined up to get the curvature correct, but haven't got around to making some yet. since #68 is not going to be painted, the owner would like to get some used cleats if they were available from a damaged or rusted wheel somewhere.
Regarding the mag pickup: The first few hundred MOM engine blocks had a cast bosses for the mag pickup on both sides, but on the tractors that I've seen, only the one on the coil box side was used
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